Both Sutton and Kirkby town centres will receive £25 million in news the Leader of the Council, Cllr Jason Zadrozny, has hailed as a long-overdue boost.
For the last year we have been working with Martin Rigley MBE and the Discover Ashfield Board, alongside local businesses to promote our ambition.
Councillor Jason Zadrozny has praised Council officers for bringing together our Town Teams and creating confidence in our vision and plans for the future of our towns which are set to transform the future of Kirkby and Sutton.
Councillor Zadrozny said: “I am delighted that the hard work and ambition of our Council has been recognised with our successful bids.
“I have been working with Council officers over the past year to fight for much needed funding. Everyone knows that our town centres have been overlooked for too long. When I took over as Leader of the Council improving our town centres was a main priority for us.
“This news is the culmination of a huge team effort from so many people. Make no mistake that without our vision and ambition we would not be in a position to secure this once-in-a-lifetime funding, it is a long overdue boost.
“In Kirkby, this money is on top of the £14million for our new leisure destination including two swimming pools. In Sutton, we also have bids in for High Street Heritage Action Zone Fund of up to £3m and the Future High Streets Fund of up to £25m.
“With 1,800 jobs set to come to Summit Park in the near future and a many more exciting projects across the district, this really is ‘boom-time’ for Ashfield.”